Posted On:3/11/2003 9:14am
What's the ethnic makeup of your MA class? What I mean is, what percentage of your students / classmates are of the same ethnic background as your MA. For example, if your a kali/arnis/escrima student, how many of your classmates are Filipino or part Filipino. If you're a TKD student, how many in your class / school are Korean and part Korean.
My aikido class has has a few Japanese expats and visitors over. I've heard that our local Kendo club has a lot of Japanese from the Japanese school in the city. Kali of course is all filipino.
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Posted On:3/11/2003 10:27am
My aikido class - all white apart from one 2nd generation indian kid who occasionally turns up.
Sun Taiji - all white
Wu Taiji - all white
Escrima - all white apart from same indian kid (see above)
Lau Gar - all white
Martial arts is pretty much a white middle class thing around the northwest (UK) though I know several very working class practitioners.
I know that the central manchester clubs have a more diverse ethnic mix, but that reflects more on the population than anything else.
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Posted On:3/11/2003 10:30am
jkd-white and chinese
tkd-white and on asian girl, think she is chinese.
Posted On:3/11/2003 10:36am
we're about two thirds white, one third mexican.
Oddly enough, the only local kung fu school where I see many chinese is not a fighting school, though they don't claim to be. Many chinese do not want their children to be kung fu thugs.
Posted On:3/11/2003 10:38am
Style: JKD, BJJ
JKD -- Caucasian 90 percent. Maybe 3 or four Asians (Chinese and Filipino). Some Middle Eastern guys. Not an ethnically diverse area.
BJJ -- mixed Caucasian and Middle Eastern.
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Posted On:3/11/2003 10:48am
Might be because I live in Kentucky, we're as diverse as we were 100 years ago.
Posted On:3/11/2003 11:04am
Aikijujutsu- A couple Japanese, 1 Chinese, 1 Samoan, 3 Caucasians.
BJJ- A rotating cast including a few Brazilians, a couple African Americans, an Israeli, a Samoan, and some Caucasians.
Posted On:3/11/2003 11:08am
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I was going to say my BJJ class has a huge diversity.
Like a ton of middle easterners, and then it has alot of Hispanics not sure on their exact country, maybe Puerto Rico.
Then there are a few whites, and there is 1 young asian wrestler then there is like 4 blacks.
I'll make one when I can find one I like.
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Posted On:3/11/2003 11:14am
Style: Injury magnet
"...not sure on their exact country, maybe Puerto Rico."
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Posted On:3/11/2003 11:15am
Style: Submission Wrestling.
Sub fighting - white, few black but I guess manily white.
BJJ: everything,brazillian, white, chinese, balck...
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